In October 2020, PartnerSPEAK hosted an entirely virtual AGM featuring some of the leading experts and decision makers in the industry. It was a fantastic event that revitalised our commitment to fiercely advocate for affected family members, and to create a world without child abuse material. You can watch the entire event and hear from people with lived experience here.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, whose lands, winds and waters we all now share, and pay respect to their unique values, and their continuing and enduring cultures which deepen and enrich the life of our nation and communities. We pay our respects to elders past and present.
We are working to ensure our practice is culturally responsive and sensitive. To achieve this, we commit to understanding and respecting the historical and contemporary intergenerational traumas experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the implications this has for the work we do.
Having said this, we underscore, recognise, delight in, and learn from the strengths, capacities, abilities, and contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make to wider Australian and global society. We embrace the principles of self-determination and reconciliation, and strive to work towards equality of outcomes and ensuring an equitable voice for Indigenous people in Australia.